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Movie Inspiration of the Week - India Song (1975)

I’ve forgotten the words with which to tell you. I knew them once, but I’ve forgotten them, and now I’m talking to you without them. …

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Dialogue with a Carmelite

Our purpose here is to relate an experience honestly lived and honestly transcended. Unless we are willing to limit our role as purveyors of information, we cannot refuse to relate one kind of experience because we would rather talk about another. 2,690 more words


India Song (1975)

France 115m, Colour
Director: Marguerite Duras; Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière, Claude Mann, Vernon Dobtcheff, Didier Flamand

India Song is a challenging film that contains voiced over dialogue that is almost completely disconnected from the acting and the musical score. 88 more words


Marguerite Duras

Very early in my life it was too late. ― Marguerite Duras, The Lover. (Pantheon; 1st Pantheon paperback ed edition September 8, 1998)  Originally published 1984.


Lara Pawson discusses her memoir, This Is the Place to Be

The writer and journalist talks about This Is the Place to Be, and the influences that motivate her

Lara Pawson. Photograph: Julian Richards.

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Moderato Cantabile

Marguerite Duras’ short novel Moderato Cantabile (translated in 1960 by Richard Seaver) is neither ‘moderate’ nor ‘melodious’; just as her son refuses the instructions of his music teacher to play in such a style, so too does Anne Desbaresdes attempt to rebel against the strictures of her own quiet life. 563 more words


5 books for Women in Translation month

August is Women in Translation Month, an initiative designed to encourage people to read books by women in translation.

Why? Mainly to redress the balance: figures suggest that just 30 per cent of literature in translation is written by women. 630 more words

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